Purple potato soup (Vitelotte noire)

This is a subtle flavored soup is really creamy and has a very interesting color. Make sure to add a lot of toppings to lift up the flavor. Vitelotte is an ancient cultivar of blue-violet potato. Not only its color but also its hazelnut-like flavor makes it popular. If you have enough time on your hands, skip the vegetable chips in this recipe and replace them by homemade Vitelotte chips.


  • 1 kg of Vitelotte noire
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil
  • 2 red onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic finely chopped
  • 1 red pepper finely chopped
  • 1 l vegetable stock
  • 1 tsp dried thyme


  • Roasted pine nuts
  • Gorgonzola
  • small beetroot leaves
  • Crumbled vegetable chips
  • Black garlic coulis *
  • Truffle oil


  • Preheat the oven at 180 ° C.
  • Wash and peel the potatoes, cut them into cubes and spread them on a baking sheet.
  • Sprinkle with the avocado oil and roast for about 30 minutes in the oven

Make the soup

  • Fry the red onions, the garlic and the red pepper until the onion is translucent.
  • Add the roasted potato cubes, add the stock and sprinkle with the thyme.
  • Cook for 15 to 20 minutes on a medium heat and then mix everything into a creamy soup.
  • Serve the soup in deep plates, sprinkle over the crumbled Gorgonzola, roasted pine nuts and crumbled vegetable chips and finish with beetroot leaves, some drops of black garlic coulis and a few drops of truffle oil.

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Picture by Foodista – originally posted to Flickr as Photo of Black Garlic, CC BY 2.0, Link

For  the black garlic coulis you take the cloves from 2 black garlic bulbs, and cook them in 1/3 cup water. Puree with an immersion blender and pass through a fine mesh sieve.

purple potato soup